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Rebecca receiving her award

Students are as precious as you can get at South Sydney High!

Two of our students Rebecca Milne-Muller and Brent Newport have recently been recognised as outstanding volunteers. Rebecca Milne- Muller, a student at South Sydney High, is the type of student who really cares for her community whether it's helping to paint the Art Block, mentoring younger students, scribing for students with learning difficulties, cleaning out staff rooms, producing promotional videos about various programs at the school, or representing the school as a Beacon Ambassador. Rebecca knows about giving! So on the 13th December... Read more

Students with toys for Anglicare

South Sydney Shows Real Generosity

Over the month of November the Volunteers partnered with the SRC to collect toys and cans of food for children less fortunate that them. It was an out pouring of generosity never before seen at the school and a tradition that will certainly continue. Toys, including games, puzzles, watches, nurf balls, and skate boards, make up, balls and art sets were donated. Money was also donated some of which went towards shopping for more toys for the Anglicare Appeal. Teachers Joelle Touchard and Helen Stell were impressed with the efforts of the... Read more

Students with their food boxes for the Salvation Army

Giving to others less fortunate

Year 7, 8 and 9 Spanish students collected food items to donate to the Salvation Army as a part of Harmony Day. Hispanic countries celebrate Harmony day at this time of year. All religions get together to help the Christian churches to collect food for those having a hard time during the festive season. Harmony day is about helping everyone, whatever their circumstances. Captain of the Salvation Army- Lenore Lea Johnson visited the school and the students presented her with boxes containing the food for people in need this holiday period.... Read more

Anaphylaxis information

The safety and wellbeing of your child is of paramount importance to us, including where your child is diagnosed at risk of a severe allergic reaction.. It is important that parents notify the school if their child has an allergy. Anaphylaxis is a severe and sometimes sudden allergic reaction that is potentially life-threatening and always requires an emergency response. As with other serious health conditions, schools put in place strategies to support students at risk of anaphylaxis at school or while they are engaged in school related... Read more

Students after donating blood

Giving blood for life

As we are winding down towards the holiday period, it was great to see 6 SSHS students from year 9, 10 and 11 travel to the mobile blood donation unit at Mascot Community Hall to donate blood. Each blood donation can save 3 lives. What a great thing for our students to do! It is wonderful to see our students doing something good for our community. Thanks to Ms Corlija for organising the trip. It happened to be mufti day at school so we even had Sid the Santa along donating blood!... Read more

Students canoeing

Year 9 Camp 2012

Year 9 students attended camp at the Morisset outdoor education centre on December 3rd-5th. Mr Hart, Ms Corlija and Miss Mifsud accompanied the students and it was a fantastic trip. The students and teachers participated in many fun and challenging activities including canoeing, abseiling, mud world, high ropes, flying fox, super drop, giant swing, commando and archery. Check out these photos. The students were cooperative, enthusiastic and were a credit to our school. Congratulations! We were very proud of our year 9 students at this camp!... Read more

New Date for Presentation Day 2012

Please note the new date for this year's Presentation Day is Tuesday 18 December... Read more

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Links to Learning students with their certificates

Links to Learning Graduation Event

A group of year 9 students have been involved in the Links to Learning program this year. This program provides learning opportunities and support services to help engage students at school. On Tuesday the 27th November, the Links to Learning Graduation event was held in our school hall. Students from Rose Bay and Randwick Girls High Schools were also involved. South Sydney High School students were involved in a fashion parade (of clothes they were involved in making) and musical and dancing performances for a group of parents, volunteers,... Read more

The debating team

Aboriginal Great Debate 2012

A South Sydney High School Aboriginal Debating Team attended the Aboriginal Secondary Students' Great Debates 2012 at NSW Parliament House. The theme for the debates was 'The Spirit of the Tent Embasy - 40 Years On'. Ryan Ahearne (year 12 2012) was asked to be Chairperson for the debate series as he had been taking part in the debates since 2009. Our Topic was 'The media concentrates on the negative side of Aboriginal Affairs'. We were the Opposition. After convincing arguments and praise worthy efforts by Emily Cooley, Brent Newport and... Read more

Body image and girls

Body image is the number one personal concern for young people aged 12 to 24, with research showing they feel under more pressure than ever to look a certain way. Butterfly Foundation's education manager, Danni Rowlands, goes into schools every week to talk to students about body image. In a revealing podcast, she explains to Rachel Friend what she finds when she talks to girls and young women, what's healthy behaviour and what parents should be concerned about. Listen to the podcast on the School A to Z website.... Read more

Students planning their F1 cars

Students involved in Formula 1 Car Challenge

South Sydney High School has taken the "F1 in Schools Technology Challenge" and entered the competition for the first time in 2012. The F1 Challenge is a nationwide technology program engaging over 40,000 students each year. Students design, test and make miniature Formula 1 cars capable of achieving speeds in excess of 80km/h. October newsletter (pdf 574 KB) Five F1 teams, involving 11 Year 9 Computing students, registered in the competition and competed in the 2012 Regional Finals in October at Newington College, Stanmore. Of the five... Read more

Toys 'n Tucker ad

Helping others with Toys 'n Tucker this Christmas

The SSHS volunteers are organising a 'Toys 'n Tucker' campaign in the run up to Christmas. This campaign is all about providing food and gifts for people who would otherwise go without. How can you get involved?? Bring new toys or food with an expiry date of at least 6 months into school and give it to Ms Stell. Ms Stell and her team of volunteers will be organising this collection for the ANGLICARE christmas hamper program.... Read more

Students in front of the new basketball court

New basketball courts for SSHS students

The basketball courts at South Sydney High School have recently been upgraded, with brand new surfaces and enclosed by new fences. This is a great new addition to our school sporting facilities and they are sure to be well used and appreciated by our students.... Read more

How to plan a safe party

Parties are part and parcel of teenage social life and help mark the move from childhood to adulthood. While most parties go off without a hitch, celebrations can go wrong and get out of hand – particularly if the party is unplanned. If you are hosting a party here are some tips to help to ensure your teenager and their friends have fun but remain safe. Communication and careful planning are the keys to hosting a successful party. While the internet and social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter are great tools which can be used to... Read more

International student excursion

International students at Koomurri Aboriginal centre

International students from Italy and Germany recently participated in an excursion to the Blue Mountains as part of our Study Abroad program. During the day they visited scenic locations, took the scenic railway down into the valley, hiked through the forest and returned by the cable car. During the morning we came across the Koomurri Aboriginal Centre, in the World Heritage Plaza at Echo Point. This was a real find! The students had wonderful firsthand experience of Aboriginal culture and ceremony. This is a trip we will definitely do... Read more

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2013 elected student leaders- prefects and captains and vice captains

Congratulations to 2013 Student Leaders

We would like to announce our 2013 student leaders and congratulate them on their appointment as either Prefects or Captains and Vice Captains. We are certain they will do a great job for the rest of this year and throughout 2013 and look forward to their input and their leadership. From back left: Serena Vitale (prefect), Tiana Penitani (School Vice Captain), Nora Sulunga (School Captain), Andrew Hwang (prefect), Natasha Riddoch (prefect), Trudi Gultom (prefect), From front left: Timothy Chung (prefect), Jonathan Campbell (prefect), Taylor... Read more

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Developing resilience in your child

Growing up can be tough. Things don't always go to plan. So how can you help your child to develop resilience? Research shows children with good resilience perform better at school and are less likely to take part in risky behaviour, particularly as they enter the teenage years. The education department's principal psychologist, Ron Balderston, describes resilience as a shock absorber for the potholes of life. "Resilient children know how to cope and have developed skills that enable them to flex so they can manage life's blows when they... Read more

Students in the year 12 muscial group performing

Congratulations Year 12 2012!

Year 12 students attended their Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 20/9/12. It was a great celebration of the year 12 student achievements. We were lucky to have guest speaker Macario De Souza, ex student and school captain 2001 give an inspiring speech and words of advice. Since his time at SSHS, Macario has since gone on to be a successful film producer and musician who has toured the world with his music and his work. Year 12 Music group The official party As their school year comes to a close we would like to wish the year 12 students all... Read more

BEACON activity- Completing a obstacle course whilst blindfolded

BEACON BBQ for the Boys

On Tuesday 18th September 20 year 10 boys participated in the BBQ with the boys Beacon program at school supervised by their year adviser Matt Wood. The day was run by two Beacon leaders Rob and John helped out by 6 high profile male mentors from Envirolab, ING Direct , Macquarie Telecom and Rodger Reidy Company. The day was a huge success for both the boys and the mentors who engaged in both physical and intellectual activities to develop leadership skills, goal setting and self esteem. At the BBQ lunch the boys and the mentors were able to... Read more

Students supporting RUOK? day

R U OK? Day at SSHS

The SSHS student representative council are promoting R U OK? What is it? R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September (13 September 2012), dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other ‘Are you ok?' We would like to encourage everyone to ask the people around you (they could be members of your family, of the community or friends and colleagues) "Are you okay?" By simply connecting with the people around you, not only those at obvious risk, we may be able to stop small... Read more

Red Cross Cake Day

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! It is with great joy that we donated the takings from our Red Cross Cake Day which was held on 7th September 2012 to the Red Cross. We raised $229.35. Our school has been a a great supporter of Red Cross in the past and hope to continue to do so. I would like to acknowledge the work done by our senior student Keith Cheung in being the inspiration for organising this event. I'd also like to acknowldedge Luke Medland, and all the student volunteer body that does so much work for our school community. Helen Stell Coordinator... Read more

SSHS performers at the SHOWCASE event

Students shine in SHOWCASE performances

Students participated in the annual Showcase held in the auditorium of Souths' Juniors on Thursday 23rdAugust. The ensemble consisted of a dance soloist, Anastasia Sotnikova and a vocal group performing the Florence & the Machine song "Never Let me Go". This event is an annual festival of the performing arts, giving students the opportunity to work with professional lighting and sound. The students performed with conviction and were a credit to our school. Che Godfrey in Yr 11 was invited to perform at the two subsequent SHOWCASE... Read more

Students with sailors from the HMAS TOBRUK ship

HMAS TOBRUK sailors visit SSHS students

On Monday 3rd September we hosted a visit of 9 sailors from the TOBRUK ship. The group included 4 female sailors and 4 Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders one of whom, William Mabo, is a grandson of Eddie Mabo. They spent some time talking to a selected group of our Aboriginal and year 10 and 11 students about their life in the navy and on board HMAS TOBRUK. This was a great opportunity for our students to learn about different careers and opportunities from some very positive role models. We thank W.O. C. MacKenzie and C.O. T. Watson for... Read more

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Cyberbullying prevention tips

While the statistics around cyberbullying are sketchy, we do know that the likelihood of children being bullied online or over the phone increases as they get older and use technology more frequently. The Australian Communications and Media Authority has created tips for parents to help keep their kids safe online and to give some direction for those who think their child may already be experiencing online bullying. They include: Talk to your child about cyberbullying before it happens. Work out strategies to address cyberbullying that both... Read more

BEACON Fuji Xerox Event

On 07 August 2012, 6 year 11 students and 2 teachers from South Sydney High School participated in a Fuji Xerox Business Blackboard. Students were given the opportunity to understand the relevance of classroom learnings to the workplace, as well as about the different career opportunities available within the organisation and the varied pathways to a career in the industry. Find the full report here: Fuji Xerox Report (pdf 266 KB)... Read more

Students on the snow trip

2012 Ski Trip

The 2012 Snow Trip- According to Peter Lees - Yr 12 For four days at the end of the Winter holidays, 23 of us students from year 10 to year 12 accompanied by three teachers, Mr Wood, Mr Benischke, and Ms Baseley, went on the annual snow trip. We departed from school on the 12thof July and travelled through the night via coach to Jindabyne. As per usual we got barely any sleep on the bus and were knackered by the time we got to our lodge at five in the morning. The feeling of excitement quickly replaced our feelings of exhaustion, as we ate... Read more

Preparing for the HSC

The period leading up to the HSC can be a difficult time for parents as they try to help their teen manage the study load and stress. The parent website School A to Z has spoken to teachers about the challenges parents and students face. Here are some of the key points: You don't need to be a subject expert to help your child prepare for the HSC. Make sure your teen is getting enough sleep. Good nutrition is vital. They can reduce stress by balancing study with physical activity, social life and other interests. Part-time work shouldn't be... Read more

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Miniature F1 car

Students involved with Formula 1 car challenge

South Sydney High School has taken the F1 in Schools Technology challenge and entered the competition for the first time in 2012. Five F1 teams, involving 14 Year 9 Computing students, have registered in the competition and will be competing in the 2012 Regional Finals in October. Newsletter (pdf 546 KB) The F1 Challenge is a nationwide technology program engaging over 40,000 students each year. Students design, test and make miniature Formula 1 cars capable of achieving speeds in excess of 80km/h. The purpose of the challenge is to engage... Read more

Touch football Girls

Students Shine at NSW CHS Touch Tournament

Two of our students participated in the New South Wales Combined High Schools State Girls Touch Tournament that was held at Kingsway Fields, St Mary's during Week 9 of Term 1. Tiana Penitani, of Year 11 and Courtney Young, of Year 10 were both members of the Sydney East regional squad who represented our region at the tournament. The team is coached by Mr Wood. For Tiana, this is the third time that she has been a part of the squad, and for Courtney the second. Throughout the week, both girls were outstanding performers for their region and... Read more

New Maths Monkey’s Quest game available

School A to Z has just released an exciting, new maths game app, taking kid-friendly learning to the next level. Maths Monkey's Quest was created by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and designed for kids from Year 3 to Year 8. This new release engages children (and adults) with addition, subtraction, ratios and percentages, as they unlock new levels and strengthen their mathematical skills. At each level the Maths Monkey enters a new world of mathematical challenges, starting at the Jungle level (aimed at Years 3 and 4 students)... Read more

Volunteers with their awards

Recognising SSHS's volunteers

On June 25th our school gathered together to honour and thank our volunteers at an appreciation assembly. There was a very up-beat and positive atmosphere with the school getting together to show appreciation for all our volunteers' hard work. There were parents and prize winners and special guests including our wonderful Acting School Education Director Ms Sue Roach and our esteemed President of the P&C Mrs Pam Bregonis. We thank them for their participation which they rated as a very "uplifting experience". Most importantly we said... Read more

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Update: Wednesday 27th June Stop Work Meeting

The NSW Teachers' Federation has directed all members to stop work for 24 hours on Wednesday 27th June 2012. Please be advised that the majority of teachers are likely to be involved in this action and therefore classroom lessons will not take place.Minimal supervision for those students who attend will be provided. Any student who attends school will need to bring their lunch as the canteen operators have indicated they will not be opening on the day. Ross Fitzpatrick Principal... Read more

Year 7 students

Coping with change workshops

On Friday 8thJune, REACH Foundation came to the school to run two workshops based on the theme "Coping with Change" with all the year 7 students. The workshops dealt with many of the changes students experience moving from primary school and from childhood to adulthood. REACH believes that every young person should have the support and self-belief they need to fulfil their potential and dare to dream. Their national school and community-based programs are run for young people and designed to promote their mental health and wellbeing. REACH... Read more

Singaporean student visit

Forging friendships from afar

On Tuesday June 12, South Sydney High School hosted students from Nan Hua High School as part of their Environmental Trip to Australia. The group consisted of 25 Singaporean Year 9 students who were given a glimpse into the life of a student in Australia. To enlighten the Year 9 students, Mr D. Szallasi and student teacher Mr J. Lui presented a workshop on environmental science. The Singaporean students were impressed with the vast space, school facilities especially the science laboratories equipped with electronic SMART interactive... Read more

Tim Young with his award

Congratulations Tim!

We would like to congratulate Tim Young in year 11 who was a finalist in the VET (Vocational Education and Training) in Schools Student of the Year – Sydney Region Award. A breakfast was held at The Lakes Golf Club to announce the winner and present finalists with their awards. Tim was presented with his award by Dr Phil Lambert, Regional Director, Sydney Region, NSW Department of Education and Communities. SSHS is very proud of Tim and all of his achievements.... Read more

Students filling in forms before donating blood

Giving Blood for Life

Some brave year 11 and 12 South Sydney High students travelled to Mascot Coronation Hall on Friday 15/6/12 to donate blood. For most of the students it was their first blood donation. Each donation can save up to 3 lives. It is great to see these students doing something great for their community. Red cross... Read more

Year 10 subject selection tips

Should Year 10 subject selections be an opportunity for your child to get a head start on their career, or to simply to choose the electives they most enjoy? This month, School A to Z features two articles with expert advice on how to help your child choose subjects that will give them the most options later on, regardless of whether they want to go to university, or they see themselves pursuing a trade or apprenticeship . Year 10 subject selection looks at what subjects your child is most likely to succeed in, and how to help them choose the... Read more

Students on geography excursion

Geography excursion

Year 11 Geography students toured the Wastewater Treatment Plant at Malabar on May 28th. A creative presentation illustrating Sydney Water's network of water storages and flows was followed up with a tour several levels below ground to examine the waste treatment processes. Students also gained an insight into Work Health and Safety, and very much enjoyed complying by wearing hard hats and fluoro vests. See some photos.... Read more

Managing your child's weight

Your family is the best influence for showing your child how to manage their weight. That's the advice of the childhood obesity experts for keeping a child's weight down. Dr Shirley Alexander, specialist in child obesity at The Children's Hospital Westmead, says: "Try and get the whole family to develop healthier lifestyle habits and through that, hopefully get some weight-loss in the children." The most recent official figures suggest as many as one in four school-aged children fits into the category of being mildly overweight to obese. A... Read more

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Students at the athletics carnival

Athletics Carnival Success!

South Sydney High's recent athletics carnival was a big success. The weather was fantastic, there were many great results and even records being broken. See some great photos.... Read more

Facts about tutors

Private tutoring to give kids a helping hand in their schooling is a growing business. However, it's also an area where parents can be vulnerable to bogus offers and misleading advertising. If you're considering using a tutor, you need to know how to get the best service for you and your child. It's important to know that the job of a school is to ensure your child's educational needs are met in line with the curriculum. Teachers in NSW public schools are university educated and use effective teaching and learning techniques. If you have... Read more

Year 8 students watch a steam engine in action

SSHS students enjoying Science

SSHS science students have been recently learning about energy transformations (year 8) and methods of separation (Year 7). More Photos. Year 8 students observe a steam engine in action! Year 7 students using chromatography to separate the colours in ink... Read more

'Wake up sleeping beauty'- a talk by author and educator Dannielle Miller

Empowering parents: an invite

South Sydney High School invites you to to a talk by author and educator, Dannielle Miller. 'Wake Up Sleeping Beauty' is a presentation for parents on the issues that affect teenage girls in today's world. In this talk, Dannielle gives you the tools to help your daughters cut through the bombardment of negative and hyper-sexual marketing and bloom into happy and confident teenage girls. The one hour talk, followed by question time, is by turns shocking, inspiring, humorous, emotional- and ultimately empowering to you as a parent. FLYER... Read more

A runner in the athletics carnival

Athletics Carnival 2012 UPDATE

On Friday 18th May, South Sydney High School will be holding its Athletics Carnival. The carnival will run as originally planned. As you may be aware, the NSW Teachers Federation has called for a 2 hour stop work on this same day. Teachers attending from 8.55am have requested and been granted an exemption from this action by the NSW Teachers Federation. Students are required to be at Hensley Field, Pagewood by 8.55am in their House colours Please read the attached permission letter and return it on the day to the teacher marking the roll... Read more

Helping kids cope with Shakespeare

Shakespeare's reputation and language can seem daunting. So how do you make his work accessible? How do you open up his extraordinary world to your teen? Here are some tips from Bell Shakespeare's artistic director John Bell. Watch a good live Shakespeare production or DVD to get a feel for the language. Read a text that comes with a translation in modern language; it can help kids understand the language better. Suggest to your teen to imagine they are a detective who has to do some sleuth work to really understand the play. Discuss what... Read more

Volunteer Group

Want to do something good for others?

Then join the SSHS Volunteer Group! Year 9 and 10 students are welcome to join the NSW Premier's Volunteer Group run at school. Meetings are held every Thursday in C16. Have a read of the following update from Jessada Phuntuya (a student volunteer) on what the Volunteers have been doing this year: Volunteers 2012 We're here to help and we mean business…a constant theme running through our NSW Premiers Volunteer meetings at South Sydney High. This year we have already helped disabled and disadvantaged, cleaned up a number of store rooms... Read more

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Homework help newsletter

You can now easily subscribe to updates from the award-winning website for parents, School A to Z. Each term you'll receive newsletters with the latest information to help you manage your child's homework and study, health, development and technology use. School A to Z has been created by parents at the education department to answer the common questions and challenges we all face as we support our kids growing up. This month's newsletter includes: a series of videos to help you when bullying becomes an issue for your child tips for getting... Read more

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MP3 players and hearing loss

An MP3 player, such as an iPod, is an essential item for many kids but listening to them for long periods of time can cause permanent hearing loss. And the experts say the volume doesn't have to be ear-splitting to cause damage. The loudness of sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). Conversation is generally 60dB. Traffic noise can be around 80dB. Louder noises, such as a plane taking off, a motorcycle or firecrackers can range from 120dB to 140dB. Listening to music at levels above 80 decibels is going to damage hearing. The... Read more

Earth Hour 2012

Add a bit of ambiance to your evening and help reduce carbon emissions for just one hour when you become part of the worldwide environmental event that is Earth Hour. This year it takes place on Saturday 31 March from 8.30-9.30pm. All you have to do is switch off your lights for 1 hour! More info: Read more

Financial Literacy Day

Learning about Earning

Thanks to our learning partners at the Commonwealth Bank we had a successful day of learning about 'Earning an Income in our current economic climate'. On March 2 a Financial Literacy day was held at SSHS where various classes of students were entertained and informed about employment and the best methods to prepare for the work force. All participants were keen and asked great questions. Tune in for our next Finacial Literacy Day which will be held June 12 this year. Helen Stell HSIE... Read more

SSHS Sports Stars!

SSHS students have had the opportunity to participate in all sorts of sporting events from triathalons to rugby. NSW All School Triathalon Championships Two teams competed in the recent Triathlon Championships at Penrith Regatta Centre. Team A consisted on Kieran Bull, Kai Takase-Simpson and Taniela Mailangi. Team B consisted of rynn Anderson Bull, Jeremy Martelli and Nicholas Printant. There were 104 teams competing in the senior team event. Team B finished 31st position overall and team A 36th position. They were two minutes apart and... Read more

Taking a stand against bullying

A new website and mobile app have been launched to help parents and students address bullying. The Bullying, No Way! website includes interactive applications, including a choose- your-own-adventure game for students to learn how to deal with bullying, and videos for parents and students. The site also includes information on: helping your child if they are being bullied identifying the signs that your child might be bullying others getting help and support. The website and the Take a Stand Together mobile app were launched to coincide with... Read more

Year 12 students on excursion

HSC Geography walking tour

On February 28th Year 12 geography students went on a walking tour of Pyrmont as part of their HSC course – Urban Places. They gained a valuable insight into the urban renewal projects which have transformed this suburb over the last 20 years and noted all the ‘new economy' industries which have located in this area. The Fish Markets were the perfect choice for lunch.... Read more

Students from the leadership assembly

Recognising our school leaders

On Wednesday the 22nd February 2012, the school came together for a leadership and achievement assembly to recognise students involved in student leadership within the school and high achievers from the School Certificate and High School Certificate. A number of different leadership roles were recognised including the School Captains and Vice Captains, the Prefects, House Leaders, the Student Representative Council. Students were also recognised for their achievements in the School Certificate and the High School Certificate. More photos.... Read more

Teens, homework and multi-tasking

Can kids really do their homework and multi-task? Parents around the world are divided on this. Half watch their teenagers sitting among a pile of books, ear buds in, computer on, TV humming in the background and think, "I wish I could multi-task like that". The others stride across the room, pull the plug on the distractions, and ask the age-old question: "How can you study with that on?" Somewhere along the line we seemed to have absorbed the idea that teenagers can multi-task perfectly because they're digital natives. Perhaps we read it... Read more

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Swimmers at the swimming carnvial

Zone Swimming Carnival Update

The Zone Swimming Carnival to be held on Thursday 1st March will be GOING AHEAD unless there is lightening. All students who are involved should be prepared to attend the carnival as planned.... Read more

An Invitation to our Open Night

We would like to invite year 6 students and their families to attend our Open night to be held on Tuesday 28th February 2012. 6pm: Information session to be held in the Hall. During this session you will be introduced to the Principal Mr Fitzpatrick, Deputy Principal Ms Walton and this year's School Captains. Some year 7 students will share their school experiences and there will also be some musical performances by students. 6.30-7pm: Guided tours of our well equipped, modern facilities, followed by refreshments. You will also have a chance... Read more

Ms Sainty- Music teacher

Music Opportunities at SSHS!

There are a number of music groups that students have the opportunity to get involved with this year: The Concert Band meets on Mondays at 8am. This is an instrumental group that works on ensemble skills and consists of students from Yrs 8 to 11 on a program of work that covers jazz, film music and pieces within the Concert Band repertoire. The Y7 Band meets on Tuesdays at 8am. A group for our newest students to develop their instrumental and ensemble playing with the aim of amalgamating with the Concert Band by Term 4, this group focuses on... Read more

Year 8 students on excursion to the Aquarium

Something Fishy Going On!

Students from 8SB and 8ESL visited the Sydney Aquarium at the end of last year. Some comments on the day: ‘There are 12,000 different creatures at the aquarium' Jah Ney There is over 5 million litres of water in the aquarium ‘If a crab loses its claw it will grow back' Eddie ‘I saw the blue ringed octopus, it was so small' Celine ‘Upside down jellyfish were sticking on the glass' Wendy ‘There are two dugongs at the aquarium' Savas ‘I saw the dugong feeding, it was eating lettuce' Thomessa ‘The male sea horse has the baby' Jessica ‘Dugongs and... Read more

Year 7 students in the mud challenge

Year 7 camp fun

Year 7 students recently travelled to the Great Aussie Bush Camp in Tea Gardens for their year 7 camp. Luckily the weather held out for the group and we had a beautiful 3 days of sunny weather. The students had a great time participating in a number of activities including abseiling, canoeing, the giant swing, commando, mud challenge and the survivor challenge. See photos here. The students were able to make new friends, work together in teams and challenge themselves to step out of their comfort zones and try new things. The students... Read more

Year 12 students dressed up at the carnival

2012 Swimming Carnival

South Sydney High's Swimming Carnival was held on Friday 17th February 2012. It was a great day of swimming races, house competition and fun. Congratulations must go to Sarah Hoyles (Year 12) and Jeremy Martelli (Year 11) for breaking multiple long standing school records in a number of styles. Stay tuned for house competition results- they will be announced soon!... Read more

Education Tax Refund 2012

Don't forget to keep all your receipts from back-to-school expenses so that you can take advantage of the Education Tax Refund. The refund gives eligible parents and caregivers a 50 per cent refund on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses, including school uniforms. For the 2011-2012 financial year you may be eligible for the following: Primary school child You can claim a maximum of $818 for each of your primary school children – that is a refund of up to $409. Secondary school student You can claim a maximum of $1,636... Read more

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Back-to-school support

A suite of resources, including the School A to Z website and the annual back-to-school hotline, is available to help parents prepare for the new school year. School A to Z website The School A to Z website provides you with practical help to get involved and support your children's learning and includes a webcast on the theme of ‘Getting off to a great start at school'. The School A to Z webcast answers commonly asked questions that range from how to motivate children for learning, to tips on how to manage technology use at home, bullying,... Read more